OceanTech rides bigger jobs to faster sales growth


By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune

OceanTech, a two-man electronic-waste recycler at inception in 2005, is putting up electric numbers as it takes bigger jobs decommissioning and reselling equipment from large firms and data centers.

OceanTech was founded by entrepreneurs Alex Sumetsky, 35, and Mikhail Zabezhinsky, 33, who worked for small recyclers a decade ago while they were students at the University of Minnesota. They struck out on their own in the Plymouth garage of Zabezhinsky’s parents, just as Minnesota and other states passed laws that banned dumping or incinerating TVs, computers and other electronic waste.”

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